Happy Mothers Day Free Printable Card

My Grandmother was a women of great strength and perseverance. She didn’t live the easiest life, loosing Her first husband in an automobile accident as a young Mother of three. Then, loosing Her second husband to cancer, which was a long drawn out and draining process. Grandmother never complained, she just pushed through, like moving through thick quicksand. I guess that’s why I never saw the gloom of it, because she presented it in such a positive way. She had every right to be the most miserable person ever, but she chose the better part.

I was truly never aware of the heartache she lived, until I had a family of my own, and at that point I felt the true heartbreak for my Grandmother. When you have valuable human beings of your own, that you have brought into this world, I think it’s at that very point that you learn to live with a different set of eyes. A Mothers eyes. My journey so far has been a breeze compared to my Grandmothers. I’m not certain what the rest of my journey will look like, but I hope I can be half the champion my Grandmother was.

Grandma was an amazing reading specialist, and she loved, loved, loved to read many books. Her home actually looked like a library. I learned to love poems sitting in Her lap. Just listening to Her read, with Her loving arms right around me, grasping those great and marvelous books. If I could have one more day on Her lap, I would thank Her for making me feel like the most loved human being on this planet. That’s what Grandmothers do best. They are truly Gods angels sent to earth. I’m so grateful for Her loving influence in my life. Like Proverbs 3:15 says: She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

The poem below I wrote as a tribute to my Grandmother titled, A Mothers Eyes, was inspired by the many poems that my Grandmother read to me throughout the years.

Happy Mothers Day to the many, many wonderful Mother’s whom we know and adore, including my own Mother, whom serves Her own family so selflessly.

Don’t forget your free printable Mothers Day card for Mom right here. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful Mom’s!

A Mothers Eyes

Eyes that see a fevered head, off to the doctor we sure fled. Watching you begin to crawl, look, look you’ve grown so tall. Peeking when they jumped on the bed, tattle telling, is what some said. Eyes that look for each of their needs, watching and waiting for them to succeed. Homework and piano and baking some treats, time is racing, just go find your cleats! Close your mouth when you begin to eat, c’mon kids, put down that old toilet seat.

Never cheat or tell a lie, just tell the truth…try try try. Yes, I love you with all of my heart, I’ll forgive you, lets try a new start. Always pick a quality date, be sure you’ll never be too late. Eyes that watch each child’s move, her eyes can see herself could improve. Asking God for a helping hand, please help them turn out so very grand. So when I tuck you in at night, pray to our Lord, He is never out of sight.

Gone are the days that the Mother once knew, some days she felt like the old woman in the shoe. Laughing and crying would come and go, I’m so proud of everything you now know. God grant me the gift that you’ll always be mine, give me eternity besides a little extra needed time. So never forget I love you with all of my heart. Kids, I’m so glad that we shall never ever be apart.

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Easter Table Setting And Free Table Place Cards

Friends, we are feeling Spring Fever right up to our ears! Just finished up collaborating with Jenny at The Everything House Wife on a couple of Easter tablescapes. Creative minds just love working together, it’s not really work anyways, …it’s our fun!

We were just planning on setting up this modern Easter tablescape, snapping a few pictures, and taking the table setting down. BUT, ….I kinda went and fell in love with the upright bunny ears, and Jenny’s awesome dishes too! The whole feel just got me in the mood for Easter. Lucky me, Jenny let me leave this fabulousness up until Easter!

As we were layering Jenny’s crisp white dishes and placing them on the woven white and gold place mats, I asked Zach to figure out some kind of cute bunny ears. He simply rolled up the off white cloth napkins, folding them in half, and placing them in Jenny’s beautiful white goblet’s purchased at The Pioneer Woman. You might even choose to use paper napkins and use your own glasses you already have, and just surprise the kiddos by tossing in a few colorful jellybeans in each of the cups.

Aren’t you just loving how we placed the eggs on top of some greenery, right inside the center of each bowl?

In our very first home we had gold decor, and I swore I would NEVER use it again. WELL, ……I can eat those words right up!  Yip, I’m doing it AGAIN, and loving it! I love the gold silverware and accent candle holders, and the EGG-tra large pink, gold foiled eggs.

Jenny did a marvelous job at capturing the feel of wanting to sit down to enjoy an Easter feast. Head over to her blog at The Everything Housewife to see Her “Dreaming in Pastels” Easter table decor. Here is just a little sneak peek for you.img_2362img_2361

We have the free place card printable right here, seen on Jenny’s lovely pastel table. “He Is Risen” is written right on it, placed perfectly in between the fork prongs. Just another fun idea for your table. Also, just for the kids, is the pop up Easter bunny ears printable right here. TTFN everyone!

Spring Has Sprung Tour Spring Printable

Spring, where everything comes alive! I gained a passion for flowers as a young girl working beside my Grandmother in Her rose garden. Besides the beautiful flowers that will be bursting, I have a love for pastel colors! Words to describe pastels: delicate, restful, youthful, welcoming, dreamy, inspirational, and subdued. No wonder I love pastels!

I’m so excited to take you on a tour of all of Gods wonders. The first picture is from one of our favorite places to travel, ……Branson, Missouri. An extravaganza of several shows and endless amounts of entertainment. I’m talk’n ….there’s no time for technology……a parents dream! This fabulously groomed yard, with the beautiful flowers shaped in a butterfly, is on the grounds of one of Dolly Parton’s famous shows called “The Dixie Stampede.” A cowgirls dream, other than not touching the animals! Ha ha! We all hooted and hollered for our team, as we sat down to to a real cow polk meal. This show down was so, so fun! We highly recommend it!

A favorite picture of mine, that I snapped, resembling Spring, was taken on our travels to Illinois. As we passed this unique site, we had to stop and admire this tree stump all decked out like a fairy garden.Isn’t it so fun? Not so sure my Husband is just going too saw down a full grown tree in our yard, just too sport one of these!

You’re going to LOVE these next picture’s coming up! So, …we moved into a new house during the Winter season. You can imagine our surprise when we came across these happy flowers saying HELLO, come Springtime.Aren’t they simply spectacular?! No filter people, I was stunned myself! Spring in it’s true and glorious color. I need to ask my local Gardner what the name of this flower is so I can plant more in my yard. When I find out I’ll update this post.

Pictured below is my Husband holding a real butterfly, inside of the Butterfly Palace in Branson, Missouri.Honey, I think green is your color! Pretty cool huh?! Just stepping inside of the Butterfly Palace you’ll find an array of butterflies in colors you NEVER even knew existed. As the butterflies gracefully flutter all around you. Kids of all ages are in amazement of their stunning beauty.

Next, are some butterflies that have been preserved for a majestic view. A butterfly lovers dream!

This lovely flower was spotted on the picturesque grounds of the Salt Lake Temple. The texture of this flower looks just like paper. I had to take a second look to make sure they were real. I caught up to one of the Gardner’s to get the name of this flower. He said it was an Oriental Poppy, and I fell in love with all of them!

AND, the final picture’s of Spring you’ll be looking at ….are from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada. Shared by my lovely Aunt Carol, and I’m passing them on to you. One hundred and eighty acres of pure beauty! No filter on these pictures. So here we go, …..off to Canada!

This picture is my favorite, because I’m a real pink lover! I think I could get use to the views from Canada.

Thanks for coming along on the tour with us. We wanted to share just a little bit of Spring with you, our followers, and hope you appreciate Gods wonders just like we do.

We also have a free printable below if you are interested. Click right here to get it. Todaloo Spring lovers!

Jeffrey Holland Quote Free Printable

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Hey everyone! Just wanted to share this amazing quote by Elder Holland from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When He speaks my heart just burst with joy!  If you can have a favorite Apostle, He is thee one! Don’t you just love Him?

Elder Holland’s most recent talk from Conference was titled “Be Ye Therefore Perfect– Eventually.” It was so amazing! I’ll post Elder Holland’s talk right here. He let’s us know that we should just keep trying, even if we aren’t perfect at it. Why are we humans so great at beating ourselves up? We always see the good in others, but not in ourselves. It shouldn’t be so one sided. We have value, for Heavens sake, we are Gods children! Elder Holland has always encouraged us to do better, and to notice how far we’ve come…. from our previous years. Like He states “We get credit for trying, even if we don’t always succeed.” We are good enough, and God loves us. No more tearing ourselves down. Boom. You just got loved!

If you need this printable for someone else…..great, or for yourself….even better! You can find the free printable quote right here. A cheerful quote needs a cheerful frame…. huh? Pier 1 was the go to for this one.

You Bake Me Crazy Printable

How did Valentines sneak upon us so quickly? If you don’t have time to bake,…..but need something sweet, …we’ve got the idea! All you’ll need is a box of your favorite brownies, a rubber spatula and some cute ribbon. Oh, and don’t forget the free printable right here! Cut out the printable, attaching it to the ribbon. Cutting out the additional heart, while simply taping it to the center of the spatula. That’s it! Shazam, …..you’re done! Get out there friends and surprise your peeps!

Valentines Sweetheart Banner

Needing to get your party on for Valentines, decorate your mantle, or just surprise your amazing sweetheart? Ya, we knew you would! We have a quick paper craft for you to put together. It’s simple…..really! Gather up some card stock paper.  You’ll also need a roll of Cupid red ribbon. Go ahead and print off the lovely hearts right here and here. Ok, you’re ready to start threading your hearts together, just like lacing up your shoes. Grab your hole punch to make holes in the center of each of the sides of the hearts. Take a piece of your red ribbon, about 12 inches long, and threading it through two hearts that are laying side by side. Just tying the hearts together in a bow …..just like this! How do you think it looks on our bulletin board? Continue doing this until all are interlocked together and tied up with bows. Form a loop as long as needed for the outer ends. Tie a knot in each of the ends to hang up your “Sweetheart” banner. You can plan on this craft being very quick, ….impressive, and festive! We love simplicity with speedy results!

Happy Valentines y’all!

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